Activities

Download our Activities Price List for residential groups

We are able to offer a huge range of activities. All of our activities can be led by our own instructors, but some are available to lead yourselves at a reduced price – we provide all the equipment and a full briefing!

Unlike many centres, we offer complete flexibility with our programme. You can simply book accommodation and run all the activities yourselves, you can book a full package of activities for your stay, or you can mix and match. You may wish to go off site for a day trip, and we can recommend plenty of places to visit!

We’re very excited to be working on a new woodland activity area on site, “Windmill Woods”, which will be open ready for the start of 2019!

Our Activities:

On Site Activities:

Activity Description Self Led?
Archery Unleash your inner Robin Hood on our archery range No
Assault Course New for 2019 Work as a team to complete our assault course, but be warned – you’ll get wet! No
Blindfold Trail New for 2019 Trust the rest of your team as you follow the blindfold trail through Windmill Woods Yes
Orienteering Use your map and compass skills to navigate around our 84 acre site Yes
Human Sheep Dog Trials Fun, laughs and a bit of insanity with a twist on this classic Yes
Spiders Web Can your whole team make it through the web? Yes
Cross the River New for 2019 Can your team get across the Folly Brook without getting wet? No
Treasure Hunt Find the hidden treasure in this trip around our site and the surrounding area No
Messy Olympics Prepare for the wettest, messiest games of your life! No

Off Site Activities:

Activity Description Self Led?
Bath or Bristol Treasure Hunt Discover the hidden secrets of our local cities Yes
Bath or Bristol Monopoly Run A local take on this classic challenge Yes
Off Site Hike Discover the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside surrounding our site Yes
Swimming Enjoy a break from site and get clean in the water at Yate Leisure Centre Yes

Workshops

Learn a range of new skills, with our instructor-led workshops:

 

Workshop Description Self Led?
Survival and Bushcraft Explore a range of skills including firelighting, safe use of tools, and shelter building No
Enhanced Outdoor Cooking Cook up a treat using locally sourced ingredients, and cooking them yourselves on the campfire No
Teamwork and Leadership Take part in a range of teamwork and leadership challenges around the site No
Communication Discover different ways of communicating No
First Aid Learn how to take care of yourself and others in an emergency No

Evening Activities

With a range of self led and instructor led activities available, the evenings are a continuation of the day’s fun! Many of our daytime activities can also be run in the evening, particularly in the summer!

Activity Description Self Led?
Campfire Enjoy a traditional campfire, singing songs and toasting marshmallows Yes
Wide Games Grab your torch and head out into the site to play some games over a wide area No
Quiz Night Perfect for a rainy night – our quizzes cover a huge range of topics and are always great fun Yes
Night Navigation Exercise Finding navigating in the daylight too easy? Try it with a torch! No

Windmill Leisure

Moving Mountains Basecamp is part of the Windmill Leisure Complex. Groups staying with us have access to a range of activities provided by Windmill Leisure, including:

  • Foot Golf
  • Disk Golf (new for 2019)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Driving Range
  • Pitch and Putt

Local Attractions

Located between Bath and Bristol, a whole range of local attractions can easily be reached from our site. We can put you in touch with local coach companies, although its possible to reach many of these attractions on foot or by public transport. These are just a few:

Bristol:

The historic harbourside city of Bristol is just 6 miles away, and can be reached by road, by public transport, or by walking along an entirely off-road route straight to the heart of the city from right outside our gates!

We can also provide a harbourside treasure hunt, or guided walks around the city.

Bath

The world heritage city of Bath is 10 miles away.

As with Bristol, we can provide activities to do in town, including orienteering at Victoria Park, treasure hunts, and guided tours.

Other Local Attractions

Castle Combe on a snowy dayJust 1 mile outside the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there’s plenty to see and do locally

  • Dyrham Park (National Trust) is within walking distance, with a historic house, gardens and deer park
  • Marshfield Farm – visit the home of the our local, and very tasty, ice cream maker!
  • Westonbirt Arboretum (Forestry Commission) is 15 miles away and hosts a range of activities and events
  • Slimbridge Wetland Centre
  • Castle Combe – you’ll soon recognise this pretty village from the big screen, and the race track is just next door!
  • Lacock – another frequent film set, and home to Lacock Abbey (national trust)